Topic:Part of static series under the heading “Veto Power”, Also falls under the heading “Comparison of constitutional schemes of various countries”
4) Compare and contrast the veto power of US President vis a vis Indian President?(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to examine the similarities and differences between the veto powers of Indian and US president, we may also bring out the macro reasons for the differences.
Compare and contrast – Discuss similarities and differences between the Indian and US president.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Mention that while India is a Parliamentary democracy, US is a presidential form of democracy, this it is natural that differences may arise.
Body – First, explain the point of similarities between the two offices. Discuss the relevant constitutional provisions both for Indian and US presidents. Thereafter highlight the point of differences between the two such as difference with respect to exercise of veto power, use of pocket veto, power with respect to state bille etc. Explain that this is so because the model of federalism, role of president etc varies.
Conclusion – Summarize your answer by mentioning that the similarities, little that they are, are primarily in form not in spirit.